What is so good in adding a fresh cabbage as a side for your meal? Cabbage is packed with powerful nutrients that help with easier food metabolizing and better minerals and vitamins absorption. As the red cabbage is very reached in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, very low in calories it assists in fat loss programs very well. Glucosinolates (and the anti-inflammatory isothiocyanates or ITCs made from them), antioxidant polyphenols, and the amino acid-like substance called glutamine to bring the overall health benefits for the stomach and digestive tract as a whole.
It is filled with antioxidants that support natural Body detoxification processes reducing the effect of free radicals damage, filtering the blood and supporting the liver. Many studies prove the amazing health benefits that come from cabbage / red cabbage regular intake, such as; preventing cancer and heart diseases, supporting the immune system, treating stomach ulcers, supporting the skeletal and nervous system, boosting metabolism and nourishing the body as a whole.
100 g of Cabbage contain approximately 79 % of Vitamin K, 69% of Vitamin C, 20% of Vitamin B6, 14% of Manganese, 14% of Fiber, 9% of Copper, 9% of Vitamin B1, 9% of Folate, 8% of Potassium and Choline, 7% of Phosphorus, Selenium, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium and Vitamin B2, about 5% of Protein, B3 and Panthothenic Acid.
How to prepare a simple salad? ( approx. 4 servings) :
Small red cabbage (or half bigger one)
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 handful of fresh parsley, chopped
3-4 table spoons Linseed Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1-2 tables spoons fresh lemon juice ( or apple cider vinegar)
good pinch fresh grounded black pepper
good pinch (or more, try before) of Himalayan Salt ( or better; local Mined salt)
Grate the cabbage, add chopped onion and parsley, oil, spices and mix well. You can store in the fridge for 3-5 days.